Private Project

A Good Assistant

“A Good Assistant” is a 6 minute short film that tells the story of a young woman trying her best to do a good job for her demanding boss. In this dark comedy, her preconceived notions about her villainous boss lead her down a path that changes her life forever.

Winner of the Silver Award at the LA Neo Noir Film Festival 2016
Official Selection Sick Chick Film Film Festival
Official Selection NY Filmmakers Showcase by Big Apple Film Festival
Official Selection Yonkers Film Festival


  • Natalie Sena
  • Natalie Sena
  • Natalie Sena
  • Emmy Potter
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan West
    Key Cast
  • Nick Luckenbaugh
    Key Cast
  • Andrea Scotland
    Key Cast
  • Melquan Ali
  • Tania Jeudy
  • Chelsea Marshall
  • Victoria Spadaccini
    Camera Operators
  • Kritayanee "Air" Promsarin
    Camera Operators
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    dark comedy, comedy, black comedy, horror, comedy horror, suspense, thriller, film noir, neo noir, women, female
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Made in New York Filmmaker Showcase
    The Producer's Club Theatre, New York, New York
    February 13, 2016
  • L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film & Script Festival
    Beverly Hills, CA
    United States
    Silver Award - Top 150 Submission
  • Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
    Cary, NC
    United States
  • Yonkers Film Festival
    Yonkers, NY
    United States
Director Biography - Natalie Sena

Natalie is a first-time filmmaker. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Natalie is half-Puerto Rican and half-Caucasian. Featuring strong female characters and working with diverse casts and crews are priorities to her creative process.

Natalie studied visual art and anthropology for her Bachelor’s degree at Binghamton University and received her Master’s degree in Educational Administration at the University at Albany. Currently, she is studying film and video at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Upcoming projects include the micro-short film “The Ladder,” the short film “Rivalry,” and producing music videos for up-and-coming artists.

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Director Statement

The inspiration for “A Good Assistant” came from my day job where I am an assistant to an executive. During a colleague’s birthday celebration in the office, I noticed we were using meat carving knives to cut the cake. This macabre realization made me think about how an office setting has all of the tools to dispose of a body and how as an assistant I would do almost anything my boss asks of me…but I would I go as far as dismemberment?

This film is based on my life but not autobiographical. I’m excited to have created a film about a young woman that was made by young, diverse women – our crew was 80% female.